Friday, July 26, 2013

Smooches to the Little One

Day Beach Trip

Our first few months in NOLA

Exploring in the rain

1st leak from the rain

Creole Tomato Festival

Yummy food @the festival

Navigating the streetcar

The Aquarium

Lots of unpacking
Our reward for unpacking: Beignets

Pregnancy Book

A dear friend of mine found out that she is pregnant. They have been trying for a little while so as you can imagine they were ecstatic. She really wanted to use these next 9 months to journal and contemplate this happy time. I made her a pregnancy journal with different questions regarding pregnancy, art exercises, a place to put baby bump pictures, and somewhere to write her birth experience. I also included tips and hints that I have read along the way.

Our New Place {Decorated}

Our home is a duplex that is affectionately referred to as a "shotgun". This is a common style in New Orleans. It is basically a house that goes straight back. The idea is that a person could shoot a shotgun from the front and hit the back. I will start the tour at the front door and work my way back.

Living Room
Living Room

Office/Dining Room
We were given new chairs that I would like to upholster at some point.

Collage in the office/dining room. You may remember those wood pieces from this post.
The Kitchen
Our chalkboard wall which I LOVE!!  Our landlord was pretty great to let us paint this space.

Another piece we were given by Will's cousin. It was perfect for our books and microwave.

More books and old kitchen utensils that belonged to my great aunt.
Our room.
More of our room.

Vivi's room.

Her branch made it from Alabama.

Flags from the old house and her Africa picture.

It was tough to get good pictures because of the narrowness of the house. I mostly used everything we had before. I plan on putting lights in the back at some point, but it is too hot at the moment so I am saving that project until we can enjoy them.  I have one more picture to get framed and then I think we will be finished. We love this place. It fits us perfectly and it has been so fun to decorate.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The new place

Here are a few pictures I took on move in day. I will give you a full tour once everything is in place. We love our new place. It is very New Orleans.

The Hannon/Williams Week of Glory

The Hannon/Williams week of glory included a week filled with things we like to do or activities we wanted to do. The week started with a visit to Chawalkla State Park which is also where Mikey and Lindsay got married. We stayed in a cabin, swam, canoed, hiked, ate, and of course played Settlers of Catan. The following day we went to a Barons game. We also partook in as many late start breakfasts with them as we could. It was the perfect way to end our time together.